EPS File Extension

EPS file icon
Encapsulated PostScript Format
  • Developer
    Adobe Systems
  • Popularity
    4.1 (17 votes)

What is EPS file?

File with.EPS extension contains a single-page document description saved in PostScript language format, which can be inserted into another PostScript document. EPS files are typically typically used for inserting graphics and images into documents, but an EPS file may store any type of data, even formatted text. EPS files are written in PostScript (with some limitations) and carry additional information regarding dimensions of embedded content in the form of DSC comments – one informs about format version, the other is related to document dimensions:

%%BoundingBox: ldx ldy gpx gpy,

where ldx and ldy are left corner coordinates, and gpx and gpy are right corner coordinates.

EPS files store data in finished form and can only be manipulated as a single object – they can be, for example:

  • Rotated,
  • Scaled,
  • Cropped.

EPS format offers preview option in the form of a low-resolution image, for example a PICT, TIFF, or bitmap image. If preview is not available, preview must be generated with PostScript code included in the file.

EPS format was specified by Adobe in 1992 as a format for stoing graphics data. EPS gained in popularity due to its universal character and mobility.

Conversion of a EPS file

When you install one of the applications from the list of programs that you found here, you should be able to open or edit the file with the EPS extension without any issue. However, if you still have problems with this, you may use the option of EPS file conversion to a different format.

File Conversions from EPS extension to a different format
File conversions from other format to EPS file

We hope we helped you solve the problem with the EPS file. If you do not know where you can download the application from our list, click on the link (which is the name of the program) - you will find more information there on the location where to download the secure setup version of the required application.

What else may cause problems?

There can be more reasons which determine that you are not able to open the EPS file (apart from the lack of the proper application installed).

First - the EPS file may be incorrectly associated with the application installed to support it. In this case, you need to change this association by yourself. To do this, right-click on the EPS file that you want to edit, click "Open with" and then select the program from the list that you have installed. After this operation, the problems with opening the EPS file should be solved.

Second - the file you want to open can simply be damaged. Then, the best solution is to find a new version of given file, or download it again from the same source as before (maybe for some reason in the previous session the download of the EPS file has not been completed and it cannot be opened properly).

Do you want to help?

If you have additional information about the EPS file, we will be grateful if you share it with our users. To do this, use the form here and send us your information on EPS file.

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